How to Get Rid of Black Particles in Your Hot Tub or Jetted Bathtub

Does your jacuzzi hot tub end up with black particles in the water when filling it up? Jetted tub producing a strange black goo-like substance? It is time to do some maintenance cleaning!

black particles and sludge in jetted tub

First of all, what is it??

The black material that you see is biofilm, mold or mildew build up from the accumulation of body oil, human skin, dirt, soap scum and bacteria. Yuck!

When you first encounter this problem you may never want to use your jacuzzi or jetted tub ever again. But this problem is easily solvable and can be prevented in the future if you know what to do.

Jetted water tubs are a very enjoyable feature. But unfortunately after using the jets they do not drain every last bit of the water left over in the tubes. This left over water, if left to stagnate, can be a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. For this reason, you’ll want to create a weekly or monthly schedule (depending on how much you use it) to sanitize and clean.

How do I get rid of black particles and sludge?

The black particles and sludge can be removed by flushing it out with a cleaning agent. And regular cleaning will prevent future build up.

Don’t worry, many people who have little experience with hot tubs and jetted tubs don’t realize you should be doing some routine cleaning – you live and you learn!

The Most Effective Jetted Tub Cleaner

One of the best jetted tub cleaners to use for Jacuzzis, Bathtubs, Whirlpools is the Oh Yuk Jetted Tub Cleaner.

Oh Yuk jetted tub cleaner

Oh Yuk has specialized cleaners for a either bathroom jetted tub or a hot tub jacuzzi. They also have cleaners available to use for your dishwasher and laundry machine!

Using Oh Yuk is really easy. Fill your tub up with water a few inches above the jets, pour some of the Oh Yuk liquid cleaning agent into your tub, then turn those jets on and let it work its magic!

Oh Yuk pulls out the dirt and grim that gets stuck in the jet pipes by circulating through the system and pulling out the “Yuk”.

You may need to do this process a few times depending on how much “yuk” has built up.